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Tom Marshall's The Burro '03


WE think it altogether fitting that we should say a word in regard to the class which will soon join that busy army of the world's employed; who go from out of our midst perhaps never to feel again the stir and bouyant (sic) touch of college life. They will soon become part and parcel of the body of our best and most hearty supporters, the Alumni, and from them we expect and will doubtless receive good things.

There is a certain satisfaction in the air of commencement week; a feeling pervades as of a task well done filling both senior and those left behind to fight the uneven contest, with keen delight. Not that so much is accomplished in the simple act of graduation but it simply lends a certain sense of satisfaction: of completion of an aim once set for one in years long gone and now having reached in part its fulfillment. And in that ceremony there is somewhat of sentiment which binds very close together the man and the college of his choice.

Other than this there is an honor not to be gainsaid in receiving a degree. It marks a man as it were, a little above the gradient and justly so for a sheepskin means somewhat more than hide and ink. It means that he who claims it for his own has fought many an uphill battle, with mathametics, chemistry, philosophy and his own emotions; has mayhaps let slip many a flattering offer or passing fair opportunity to get that richer knowledge which is in itself the very flesh and bone of opportunity, He has persevered until the end, discouraged oft, struggling ever, complaining perhaps a little, but holding on like the canine long famed for his tenacity, until the substance upon which he had his bold has parted from the maze of tangled meshwork and has been made his very own to be used as he sees best fit. And so we honor him for his grit, and for his power, and rejoice with him for his wide field of operation and his liberal preparation, and all join in wishing for him success in life, and joy of his success, and Godspeed ever.

Miss Georgia Holmesley the only lady member of the class of '05 is a native of Arkansas. Coming to Arizona early in life she entered and graduated from the Normal School at Tempe, from which institution she presented her credentials for entrance to the University. She has been with us for the past three years during which period her residence has been upon the campus at North Hall and later at one of the professor's residence. The degree which she will obtain is that of Ph. B.

Richard L. Drane hails from old Missouri, in which state he received his common school education. When his parents moved and took up their home near Mesa Dick entered the Normal at Tempe and from that institution transferred his residence and somewhat of his affection to the University. In witness of what he has gotten since his sojourn here we might say that facts speak for themselves and loudly, as he has been a member of a U. S. geological survey party for several summers, draughtsman for the Cananea Copper Company and surveyor on the railroad of the same company during other summers. Among us here he has been chiefly noted for his knack with the pen and compass and his rare good humor. His degree is B. S., obtained in the Mining Department of the College.

T. Edward Steele might be called the pioneer member of the class both in the matter of residence in the Territory and connection with the institution. He entered the prep. department in '96, going through the same and entering the college proper. In '*99-'00 he was a student in Stanford, and the next year acted in the capacity of manager for a large wholesale supply house in Cochise county. He has also been in the employ of the S. P. Co in his home town, Wilcox. The fall of '02 again saw him on his way to the University, and he had come to stay this time and "see her through." His degree will be B. S., and his work has all been in the College of Mines. He has held the position of secretary-treasurer of the athletic club and has ever been the firmest of true supporter of the college sports; secretary of the University Club and lieutenant of cadets. He is a brother in T. N. E. and in E. P. H, and is undoubtedly the wittiest man in college or the Territory for all we know.

E. Horton Jones, the president of the class, came West from Michigan, although Englewood High School, Chicago, gave him the basis of his education.

He presented credentials from Harvard and the University of Michigan for entrance credits here and has pursued the mining course while connected with the University. His Harvard residence was due to a scholarship earned at the University of Michigan.

Since his life in the west began he has followed the life of a miner, obtaining a full practical experience in that line and much of an insight into the life and works of mines and miners. Among us be has been Editor-in-Chief of the Monthly; Editor of the Gridiron, for which he deserves much credit; member of the football team, member of the University Club and brother in T. N. E. and E. P. H. Of his works here we say naught as enough of evidence is to be found written in our publications and in the memory of us all. Not the least of these is in the capacity of associate editor of this book.

John W. Prout, Jr., claims Colorado as his native State, in which he graduated from the Golden high school in '99. After attending the School of Mines of that State a year he took charge of a mine in Cripple Creek, where he remained until the fall of '0 1, at which time he repaired to California and entered the University at Berkeley. It is from credits of these two institutions that he received entrance here. As would naturally be inferred, having followed the mines, he chose to so continue and his degree will be a B. S. in the college of mines. He is a member of the University Club and knows the meaning of the word work.

Leslie A. Gillett came West from the State of Iowa, where he received his grade school work. He entered this institution on credits presented from the Phoenix high school, of which he is a graduate, although he was a book-keeper two years previous to matriculating here. He receives the first degree of B. S. in mining issued from this school of mines.

Among the student body he has held several positions of passing moment, being at different times Editor-in-Chief of the Monthly; captain and quarterback of the football team; member of the University Club; brother in T. N. E. and E. P. H. and lastly Editor of this book.

Beside the above there are three candidates for degrees this year who are doing P. O. work here. Mr. Evans is a graduate of the law school of Ann Arbor, Michigan. He receives from us the degree of Ph. B. As will be seen elsewhere in this edition he has acted in the past year as an instructor in mathematics and has also held the position of registrar since his entrance in the fall semester. Mr. John W. Gorby is a graduate B. A. of Marietta College. His course here has been in philosophy and education, out of which he will obtain the degree of M. A. His name appears among the list of our instructors, as the one in charge of the classes in oratory. Benj. F. Stacey is a B. A. of Lombard University and has also attended the University of Chicago. His course here has been along the lines of economics and education, in which behalf he shall receive the degree of M. A.

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